Rethinking Hevel in Qoheleth’s Perspective

An important feature of Hebrew wisdom literature is the use of a prologue and an epilogue to frame the main body of the work. In Proverbs 1–9, Lady Wisdom creates an appetite for the banquet which is given in chapters 10–30, and in chapter 31 she gives her final goodbye. Without the prologue and epilogue, … Read more

Isaiah 28:23-29 as an Argument for Wisdom Literature as General Revelation

General revelation is almost always described as creation. Psalm 19 and Romans 1 are foundational for this understanding. However, wisdom literature is not normally considered general revelation though it is common throughout the ANE and has many affinities with biblical wisdom literature. Isaiah argues in this brief section that farming techniques are common sense but … Read more